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Vivint’s Big Home Automation News at CEDIA 2019: Control4 Integration at Last

Vivint’s security engine now integrates two-way with Control4 home-automation systems — a technological milestone for the mass-market provider, and a nod to Vivint’s new Smart Home Authorized Pro program.

Julie Jacobson · September 5, 2019

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CEDIA Expo 2019: Dish Network’s 14 Big Reveals for the Custom Channel

Maybe you’ve seen Dish’s new Google Remote or the AirTV suite of cord-cutting awesomeness, but few outside of Dish have seen these 14 gifts to the custom-installation industry.

Julie Jacobson · August 28, 2019

Be Sure to Limit Your Cyber Liabilities by Doing This

It won’t be long until customers will only do business with integrators who install products that follow modern cybersecurity practices like secure encryption.

CE Pro Editors · August 12, 2019

Imagining a Universal Tech-Support Platform for Smart-Home Pros

Can a merger of Control4 and SnapAV, with industry-leading Ihiji and OvrC remote-monitoring platforms, yield a ‘central monitoring station’ model for smart-home pros?

Julie Jacobson · July 2, 2019

Some of the Best High-End A/V Reps Now Carry … Vivint Smart Home & Security?!

Vivint Smart Home, purveyor of mass-market security and home automation, enlists 10 top custom-install reps for new Authorized Pro program. Here’s why CEDIA-oriented reps are going gaga over Vivint.

Julie Jacobson · June 21, 2019

3 Biggest Remote Service Mistakes Integrators Are Making

Former CytexOne exec Martin Roseman is ‘shocked’ at how integrators are still reticent to offer, sell and price service agreements. New RMR Marketing Kit aims to help.

Jason Knott · June 12, 2019

14 Service Functions More Integrators Should Consider Providing

Integrators are offering perks such as 24-hour phone support, guaranteed response times, same-day emergency response to differentiate in their respective markets.

Jason Knott · June 6, 2019

Mattera Design Deploys Massive A/V Distribution, RTI System in Jersey City Restaurant

Dragonfly screens, Epson projectors, Samsung displays, QSC speakers, and Crown amps blanket 5,600-square-foot establishment with AV; all controlled by RTI

Lisa Montgomery · June 5, 2019

CE Pro 100 in 2019: Lighting, Recurring Revenue, AI, and Efficiencies

Members of the CE Pro 100 share thoughts on which new technology categories and markets they plan on expanding into, shoring up operations efficiencies, hiring and retaining talent, customer service and RMR strategies.

Arlen Schweiger ·

Monitronics International Will File for Bankruptcy

Monitronics will be merged with its holding company Ascent Capital Group pending stockholder approval.

Rodney Bosch · May 24, 2019

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